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no longer hailed as a hero? >>> good morning, everyone, as we come on the air, more breaking news. the u.s. on high alert right now over a possible war escalating in the middle east. overnight, three israelis killed by rockets from the gaza strip. israeli warplanes are hitting dozens of sites in the gaza. all of that follows a dramatic assassination. this is still escalating at this hour. you see the assassination right there. this could be dangerous. >>> another story we're following closer to home, how did a woman steal $50 million to fuel her passion for racehorses? and how did she finally get caught? we'll explain it all. >>> and it was a routine cheerleading stunt gone horribly wrong at an nba game. now, new details on -- >> no, no, no. >> -- a cheerleader's condition. >> oh! >> and people are asking now, is this sport just too dangerous? >> lots of injuries. >>> but first, let's get right to the cia sex scandal and the breaking news overnight about the veteran fbi agent who took the first investigative steps that could lead to the downfall of cia director david petraeus. brian ross h
-dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us about the astonishing moment when her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. now, hit again. more than 100 homes destroyed. one of so many communities that were absoluty devastated. >> those are creepy pictures. >>> here's what we know in terms of the numbers. 76 dead. an estimated $20 billion in property loss. new york subways are starting to run in limited areas, limited service. but they are running free through friday. that should help
on that looming fiscal cliff on january 1st. >> reporter: that's right, george. he used that press conference to lay out very bright lines on where he stands on taxes and the fiscal cliff. holding his first news conference since winning re-election, the president took a hard line on his bottom line. there will be no budget deal without raising taxes on the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill for republicans to swallow. speaker boehner has called raising tax rates on anybody unacceptable. but he hasn't ruled out limiting deductions and closing loopholes. and that could be the outline of a possible deal. >> look at what the president had to say. look closer at what i had to say. there's no barri
morning to all of you. happy thanksgiving to all of us. thanks so much for joining us today and spending a little time with us on this holiday morning. robin, of course, on the mend. and, robin, as always, we give thanks for you, each and every day. george and lara, also home with their families. so glad to have elizabeth vargas. bianna golodryga, here with me this morning. >> yes, we have our turkeys already in the oven. we thought we would pass by times square. >> for a couple hours. >> give you some tips how to prepare a feast. >> if you saw last year's show, i need them. >> sam champion and ginger zee are on parades this morning. sam is in philadelphia. hey, sam. at the 93rd annual thanksgiving day parade. >> good morning. >> he's already on the float. >> that's great. >> and ginger zee is at the legendary macy's thanksgiving day parade, right here in new york. hey, ginger. millions of people, on my way in this morning, i saw little kids wrapped in blankets, lining the parade routes, hoping to catch a glimpse of the famous floats and balloons. they blew them up last night outside of
in the living rooms for all of you. lots to get to this morning. but let us not waste any time in wishing our dear colleague, robin roberts, a very happy birthday, robin. [ applause ] >> she's only 40. it's a big one. >> if my 40, you mean 21. happy birthday, robin. i hope you gave yourself a little time to sleep in. >>> meanwhile, we do have a lot for you. we're going to have a star-studded birthday spectacular for her. as george, and lara and sam are enjoying time with their families. >>> we hope you had a beautiful thanksgiving day. now, it's black friday. look at all of the stores all over the country that are already open for business. we're going to get the experts' take on what the hottest toys are. and whether or not you should be buying some of these items. believe it or not, by this time on friday, black friday, some things are already gone. you shouldn't buy them. >> you would think it was the last television set ever made. >> it's a little frenetic. >> i have a hard time getting into the minds of the people who get up and storm the stores. >> there's a big debate on whether that's
is related to us and definitely real. is this monster mystery finally solved? >>> where all of your champagne wishes and caviar dreams come true. >> not george or robin. that's robin leach. he knows something about how to spend all those millions if you are one of the lucky lottery winners. if you know, you probably know it already. if not, share it with us. there's tallahassee, florida. that's where the winning numbers were drawn. and here they are. 5, 23, 16, 22, 29 and powerball 6. >> so close. >> oh, my gosh. >> good morning, america. as you all know, robin is at home recovering. welcome back to amy robach. >> i had one with 6 as the powerball. but that's it. >> that's not bad. >> i mean, i got up this morning, i really did. i was so mad. it is the richest powerball jackpot ever. a record $587.5 million jackpot. those winning tickets were bought in arizona and missouri. each winner gets $192 million payout. >> whoo! at their peak, lottery tickets were selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute, coast to coast. >> wow. >> a lot of losers. let's get right to ground zero, arizona, the home of at
. what's wrong with this country? >> reporter: sandy is on track to be the second-costliest storm in u.s. history. some estimates say it may cost $50 billion to rebuild. with more than 4.1 million customers still without power across a dozen states, temperatures are expected to dip into the mid to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> reporter: and the generators and use of them are a real question. so many feel there should be an all-hands-on-deck feeling for a disaster this large, when they hear about generators not being used properly or sitting idle, and they see generators like this story in the "post" these are two this morning, two giant generators sitting for the new york city marathon right in the middle of central park. now, they are not being used right now. not being plugged in but when you s
, america. good morning to robin roberts at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back with us this morning. the whole team is here. and what a night. president obama secures a second term. >> with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory with his family. >> and here are the final numbers. the electoral college. 303 votes for president obama, 206 for governor romney. the popular vote for president obama, 59 million votes and governor romney with 56 million votes. the projection of ohio at 11:25 p.m. >> the big state of florida still out there. the numbers could climb for president obama. >>> the other big story of the morning, that nor'easter affecting the east coast right now, with half a foot of snow on the way. sam and ginger zee, tracking the latest. we're going to get to that. >>> right now, let's get to president obama's victory. matthew dowd, with us all last night, and here to breakdown the numbers for president obama. this is the number we were talking ab
morning. want to say hello to robin at home. elizabeth vargas is with us here. and boy, what a night. >> what a night indeed. >> president obama secures a second term with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory with his family. >> his daughters flew out after school yesterday to be there with him. here are the final numbers. the electoral college. 303 votes for president obama, 206 for governor romney. the popular vote is still being counted today. president obama with about 60 million votes right now. governorromney, about 57 million. >> a lot of controversial issues out there. right now, let's get to matthew dowd. this is the number we were talking about yesterday. the president was more in tune with the changing america. you see that number, 72%. that was the share of the vote last night held by whites. four years ago, it was 74%. that's exactly what president obama predicted. >> and not long ago, it was 90%. this is a changing america, which makes it
against the united states. two iranian warplanes firing at a u.s. spy drone. the provocative act occurred over the persian gulf, saying the unarmed drone was flying in international air space and was not hit. iran has not responded to the pentagon's statement. >>> seven members of the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. team six are being disciplined this morning for disclosing classified information. the s.e.a.l.s, including one involved in the mission to capture osama bin laden, were paid consultants on a new video game. officials say the s.e.a.l.s violated rules about tactics and procedures. >>> and the bank robber known as the ak-47 bandit has apparently struck again. he was caught on camera holding up a credit union in idaho just in week. forcing employees into a safe before getting away with a bag stuffed full of cash. the fbi believes he is the same person who hit several banks earlier this year, on a run from california to washington state. in one heist, he shot and seriously wounded a police officer. a $70,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to his arrest. >>> and a show of re
to try and stop the violence. "the israelis are rejecting the cease-fire," a hamas spokesman told us. "israel will continue carrying out massacres against our people." there have been talks, but officials are staying tight-lipped. >> for the moment, rockets are still being fired in israel. we will go on with military operations. we're not excluding any option including the diplomatic option. >> reporter: israeli analysts say the likelihood of a ground invasion is diminishing, that israel's top leadership doesn't really want it, but the conditions of a cease-fire are very far from being resolved, meaning the possibility of a ground invasion is still very real. bianna? >> all right, alex, thank you. now let's go to jerusalem, which has not been spared from rocket attacks in the past 48 hours. abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour is there with the latest. christiane, with talk of even a possible ground assault, how likely is a cease-fire at this point? israel said they're rejecting it as we heard from alex. >> reporter: well, not rejecting it. what we understand is that it is
on the show, superstar alicia keys with us live for a very special concert right here in times square. we are so happy to have her back. >> big album coming out tomorrow. >>> let's get right to the charged up start to holiday shopping. online shopping is already up 20% on thanksgiving day and black friday. what will cyber monday bring? john schriffen joins us from toys "r" us in times square. >> reporter: good morning, george. many retailers save some items to entice shoppers to go online. that is for people who have a holiday spending budget left. we saw record numbers this weekend, along with those wild fights of people grabbing anything in sight. this morning, the dust is finally settling from the holiday discounts and the door-busting dustups. from this brawl near sacramento that spilled out of a victoria's secret store. to full-on melees like this one in a texas mall that had chairs flying and police dogs brought in to break it up. there were plenty of shoppers fighting for deals. police say is a shoplifter even died outside this georgia walmart, possibly after being put in a chokeho
. if the president and republicans can keep us from going off the fiscal cliff. >> some saying if we do go off the fiscal cliff, we'll go into recession, as well. >>> and take a look at this, thousands of "twilight" die-hards setting up camp for days outside of a los angeles movie streeters just to be there when the stars come out. and it's not just teenage girls. there's fans of all ages, anxiously waiting for the final installment. we'll tell you what the movie studio is doing to help them pass the time in line. >>> we're going to start with new details on the affair that's brought down the head of the cia. the decorated and celebrated four-star general, david petraeus, once considered a possible presidential candidate. it started in an fbi investigation between e-mail between petraeus and his vid videograph videographer. we start with pierre thomas in washington. >> reporter: the keeper secrets was keeping a scandal of his own. and just like that, a storied military career and life of service to country. the resignation of the cia director stunned a city not easily shocked. one of the count
the interruption and momentum caused by the tragic storm that hit us here on east coast. they believe they've had the momentum since the debate's ended and recaptured their candidates mojo, if you will. they see the enthusiasm. 30,000 people at a rally in pennsylvania. i've been to many rallies in pennsylvania with more than one candidate and that's a big crowd by any measure for either party. and so they feel like they have the momentum. i know ed gillespie talked with you about the expanded math. that matters far less than the state of ohio. >> donna brazile, you were there with al gore in 2000. the big difference from 2000 for the democrats is the sophistication of that turnout machine that president obama has built? >> george, they call it a sandwich program. this is found in the so-called swing voters. the persuadable voters. the base voters, the independent voters. this is a campaign that had 5,100 satellite offices all across the battleground states. they're targeting people where they live, where they're eating, where they're shopping, where they play. because the most important thing ove
of the middle east. a u.s. embassy is attacked in israel by a man wielding an ax and a knife as we said. >> that's right, it's all happening overnight. christiane amanpour had been reporting that any ground invasion by israel is at hold at this hour. that is good news because that was a big step toward escalating in the violence. >> and hillary clinton on her way there to meet with all sides. let's get right to abc's matt gutman in ramallah with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, george. anger rising in ramallah, where secretary of state clinton is to arrive later today. just 40 miles here in tel aviv, an israeli man stabbing a guard at the embassy, showing how tense things are here. an israeli man armed with an ax and a knife, stabbed a guard at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv. the guard was wounded but apparently managed to fire off a few shots. the security officers wrestling the man to the ground. secretary clinton arrives today in an effort to calm a roiling middle east, with the administration coming under fire for its apparent lack of action. >> the conversations you'
. >>> good morning, america. this is the big one. millions of us packing up, heading to planes, trains, and cars today. the estimate is more than 43 million people will be on the move. it is shaping up to be the craziest travel day of the year. we're all over it this morning. happy day before thanksgiving to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back. >> great to be here. i'm feeling lucky to be here and not being out there on the roads. take a look at this. this is the stevenson expressway. in my oel old hometown of chicago. where the fog is already creating travel problems. and that's the home to o'hare airport. one of the busiest in the nation. also, on the new jersey turnpike, where things are getting started. already bumper-to-bumper traffic. >>> here we go. and there's always turkey. and always bargains. usually, you have to wait until thursday or friday. we're going to reveal the latest on the most incredible deals happening right now, earlier than ever. we have them all for you. >>> let's get right to josh with the breaking news from israel. >> indeed. the bus bombing t
. >> we'll let you know how that works out for us on thursday. >>> also, we have plenty of news as well. that big battle on capitol hill, over who will replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. we have abc's martha raddatz here to weigh in on it. >> you see u.n. ambassador susan rice right there. she had a tough day on capitol hill yesterday. >>> also coming up, our exclusive one-on-one. the no-holds-barred interview with brat pitt. what he has to say about turning 50 and bringing up the kids with angelina. >>> and we begin with the major storms let to hit the west. let's go right to sam for the very latest. >> yeah, this is the season where you start to get the storms into northern california and the west. this one is a stackup here. look at this 3-d view. look at the ripples in the clouds. this is the first storm on the coastline. the rain in california today. to the west, that's the second storm. over here, on the curve of the earth, that's the third storm. all three carry heavy amounts of rain. 110-mile-per-hour wind gusts on the mountain tops. 70 to 80-mile-per-hour gusts on t
section of a marina that used to be on this side of the harbor. >> reporter: with the worst of the storm past, the daunting cleanup process has begun. >> i wanted to own a boat. but not this way. now, it looks like i own three boats. >> reporter: despite the long road ahead, police have faith in the residents. >> just because i wear a uniform doesn't make me a hero. people out there with their will and the ability to pull together are the real heroes. >> there were crews here that were on the clock for hours and hours and hours. >> reporter: not able to see their own families. >> that's right. >> reporter: worried about saving new yorkers. >> that's right, yes. that's what the police are here for. >> reporter: ready to go above and beyond the call of duty to help get this city back on its feet. for "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to john. >>> now, to the latest casualty of sandy. the new york city marathon has never been canceled. not by weather. not by 9/11. this year, the mayor's insistence that the show must go on, was met with massive outrage
stations in the city are now up and running. >>> iran is accusing the u.s. navy of carrying out illegal and provocative acts in the persian gulf. in letters to the united nations, iran said the navy repeatedly violated its air space. the iranian ambassador claims u.s. jets and drones have flown over the country, disregarding radio warnings. >>> the young pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the taliban may not be going back to pakistan. 15-year-old malala yousufzai, who was shot in the head for speaking out for girls' education, could make britain her permanent home. her father is considering a job at the pakistani consulate. >>> and finally this morning, the white house is getting in the christmas spirit. first lady michelle obama and daughters, malia and sasha, received the christmas tree on friday, which arrived on a horse-drawn charge. it's from a farm in north carolina and will be displayed in the blue room. they have a head start on me. i'm notorious for putting up a tree on december 23rd. >> ours is december 26th. >> it stays up until like march. >> nice to see
. a new report claims the u.s. is only a few years away, now, from producing more oil than saudi arabia. the international energy agency also predicts the u.s. could become energy-inspect by the year 2035. but many experts remain doubtful. >>> meanwhile, new video from the record flood in central italy. you see the river here sweeping this boat away and ripping trees from the ground. at least four people have been killed in the floods. three of them, when a bridge collapsed. rescuers in the helicopter you see there were able to pull one man to safety, after his car was swept away. >>> and four-time nascar champ jeff gordon will have to pay up for the deliberate wreck that sparked a wild brawl in phoenix over the weekend. gordon has been fined $100,000 and docked 25 points for slamming clint bowyer into the wall you see there. >>> and could it be true? are humans collectively getting dumber? a new study from stanford university claims that humans have been steadily losing intelligence for thousands of years because, thanks to advancements in technology, we no longer need intelligence to
. but fortunately, a compassionate family took her in. and she's looking for a permanent home. she's live with us this morning. >>> but we start with something to cheer about. finally, power being restored to many in lower manhattan. a huge relief for some. but millions of others in the northeast, could be without electricity for another week, if not longer. meantime, temperatures are plunging to frigid levels and fast. ginger zee is here with the latest on this unwelcomed cold snap. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, bianna. if someone knows one of those millions of customers without power in the 11 states, text them or get ahold of them this morning. the cold is on the way. 42 new york. 44 philadelphia. erie back there at 40. but look at the next three nights. again, tomorrow morning, through early tuesday is when it's really going to hit. and you're going to go, oh, my goodness. actually, we could have problems with hypothermia, especially with people a little older. new york city gets down to 34. that's the city. you go outside of the city, and some of the affected areas. the power's out.
's called taxmageddon? the latest this morning on whether the president and the republicans can keep us from going off the fiscal cliff. >> some saying if we do go off the fiscal cliff, we'll go into recession, as well. the stock market on a spiral, as well. >>> and take a look at this, we're going to switch gears. thousands of "twilight" die-hards setting up camp for days outside of a los angeles movie theater just to be there monday when the stars come out for the premiere of "breaking dawn part 2." and it's not just teenage girls. there's fans of all ages, anxiously waiting for the final installment. we'll tell you what the movie studio is doing to help them pass the time in line. that's all ahead. >>> but we're going to start with new details on the affair that's brought down the head of the cia. the decorated and celebrated four-star general, david petraeus, once considered a possible presidential candidate. this all started with an fbi investigation between e-mail between petraeus and his biographer, a woman named paula broadwell. so, we start this morning, with our senior justice corr
commuters stranded for hours. >> i want to go home. it looks like mother nature hates us. again, forced to evacuate., once >> cops are going around, telling us we have to evacuate immediately. >> where are they going to put us? we're human beings. >> reporter: the snowfall drove fema and the red cross' relief efforts out of one of the hardest-hit areas, staten island, leaving many behind amidst the frozen debris. >> it's awful. it's beyond terrible. it's awful. i'm done. >> reporter: the man standing behind my camera right now told me this morning when i got here that he was in long island. he's one of the thousands that lost power again last night. that heavy, wet snow was snapping all of the wires and the trees around him. >>> heavy, wet snow is where we find our matt gutman. he's in connecticut. >> reporter: that's right, ginger. this is what record snowfall feels like. it's wet. it's heavy. and very, very dangerous. a record of ten inches here. well check this out with this handy stick. about a foot deep here. causing two deaths on the roadways, dozens of accidents. the governor of
of boots. this morning, larry deprimo will be live with us here in times square, right where it happened. ♪ glad you came, i'm glad you came ♪ >>> and the biggest boy bands in the world, trash-talking each other, just like the jets versus the sharks, threatening to fight it out on the streets of new york. are the wanted and one direction about to take their beef to the streets? ♪ so glad you came >>> good morning, everyone. happy friday to robin at home, recovering, getting stronger every day. amy robach here. been here all week. and, boy, a big showdown in washington yesterday. the high-stakes meetings over the tax deal brew apart. tim geithner took the president's latest offer to the republicans. you see him there with mitch mcconnell, the republican senate leader, who he said he laughed out loud when he saw geithner's proposal. we'll have all the details ahead. >> wow. >>> and a shocking medical headline this morning. glass particles in a generic drug for lipitor. a drug millions take to control their cholesterol. very scary findings. >> absolutely. >>> look at this, everybody.
cash prize in the history of the game and the second biggest jackpot ever. john muller joins us live from new york city with the story. >> there's my ticket to a dream take a look at that magic number in red. $425 million. no lines here on the upper west side. be an early bird, get your ticket, because as the frenzy builds and the wednesday night jackpot approaches, that line is expected to climb. a mad dash saturday night for the last-minute chance to win $325 million, the thanksgiving payout to be truly thankful for. >> somebody's got to win. >> reporter: but those six numbers seemed to be more elusive than a parking lot spot on black friday. the jackpot now swells to $425 million. the largest jackpot in powerball history. enough dough to buy 2,000 ferraris or the entire country of anguillas, twice. it also surpasses $365 million. the odds of winning your $425 million, still 1 in 175 million. that's about 25 times less likely than you winning an academy award. but don't let the odds flush your dreams away, somebody has to win it. like they say, you got to be in it to win it. the ja
's john muller joins us live in new york city with the story. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. there is my ticket to a dream. we all have another chance at this. take a look at that magic number in red, $425 million. no lines here on the upper west side. i suspect there's no lines across america right now. be an early bird, get your ticket, because as the frenzy builds and the wednesday night jackpot approaches, that line is expected to climb and the lines should climb with them. a mad dash saturday night for the last-minute chance to win $325 million, the thanksgiving weekend payout to be truly thankful for. >> who knows, you know. somebody's got to win. >> reporter: but those six numbers proved to be more elusive than a mall parking spot on black friday. the bright side, the unwon powerball jackpot now swells to an estimated $425 million. the largest jackpot in powerball history. enough dough to buy 2,000 ferraris or the entire country of anguillas twice. >> that kind of money. i'd have a heart attack. >> reporter: it also surpasses the previous powerball rec
, are making good use of this day. and john schriffen has more on that. >> reporter: good morning, dan. instead of thousands of runners making their way to the starting line, many will be coming right here to staten island ferry to gather donations. lot going on here in downtown manhattan. 5,000 gallons of water being pumped out of a subway station a minute to get it running. we have signs of normalcy popping up. but still a lot of work to be done. flying high above the tristate, abc news got a close look at the cleanup efforts. the canal that separates new jersey from staten island where 350,000 gallons of fuel spilled over as a result of the superstorm. >> i think we're starting to win as far as the response. >> reporter: and this morning, a welcome sight, the crane that dangled so precariously, is now safely tethered to the side of the building. >> we have a little bit of more work to do. we hope to open west 57th street to traffic. >> reporter: a small sign conditions in new york are looking up. excitement to have the light and sounds of normalcy. as more subways begin to run. >> i have bee
've got the smartest guy in the business to help us answer it. >>> coming up also, in the northeast, this election is playing out against the backdrop utterly scrambled by sandy. in new jersey, they're now going to let people vote by e-mail. here's the latest numbers, 106 people dead. 2.6 million homes and businesses still without power. take a look at this picture. this is from the cover of the upcoming new york magazine. it takes the breath away. you can just see half of the island in darkness. >> like a tale of two cities. it's hard to believe that it's one week ago tomorrow where sandy hit. >>> also coming up, the emotional story of the high school football star whose biggest play will be the touchdown he intentionally did not make stepping out of bounds one yard from the end zone with the full support of his coach and teammate. wait till you hear his heartwarming reason why. >>> but we're going to start here with insult to injury. for the millions of people who still don't have heat, power or water after sandy, it's now getting dangerously cold and there's a big, new storm brew
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